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Ian S.

Ian S.

Joined on 12/20/04

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Most Favorable Review

Pretty good deal

HP StorageWorks X310 Intel Atom Dual Core (1.6GHz) 2GB Memory 1TB Data Vault 3 open bay, Windows Home Server
HP StorageWorks X310 Intel Atom Dual Core (1.6GHz) 2GB Memory 1TB Data Vault 3 open bay, Windows Home Server

Pros: It is super easy to set up. It's cheap and came with a free 1 TB hard drive offered as a combo deal. I can plug in all the portable hard drives I have and use them for external storage.

Cons: I have a mac and I haven't fully got it to work right. I did get time machine to work after I fiddled with it. No cons for window machines!

Overall Review: So far it's been great. Definitely recommend it. You just can't beat the price.

Most Critical Review

Two Chips Two Bad

Patriot Iris 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model PSF32GISDHC6
Patriot Iris 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model PSF32GISDHC6

Pros: None

Cons: First one I got would not format in the camera!! Then wouldn't work on the computer. RMA'ed that one. Second one worked for a little bit, then it wouldn't record past a few minutes again on my canon HF S10 so I sent it back for a refund..

Overall Review: Do no buy this!!!

So Far, So Good

Smartbuy 6X BD-R DL 50GB Dual Layer White Inkjet Hub Printable Video Audio Photo Data Recordable Disc (50 Packs)
Smartbuy 6X BD-R DL 50GB Dual Layer White Inkjet Hub Printable Video Audio Photo Data Recordable Disc (50 Packs)

Pros: So far I burned 48, and all 48 burned successfully. This is the second time I purchased these, and so far they've been great.

Cons: None at the moment

Overall Review: Time will tell how long they last. I have been backing up my movie collection as it is getting rather large. I only burn at the listed speed, which is 6x, I also have my blu ray burner updated to the latest firmware. They just work.

So Far, So Good

Smartbuy 6X BD-R DL 50GB Dual Layer White Inkjet Hub Printable Video Audio Photo Data Recordable Disc (10 Packs)
Smartbuy 6X BD-R DL 50GB Dual Layer White Inkjet Hub Printable Video Audio Photo Data Recordable Disc (10 Packs)

Pros: So far I've burned 5 discs and all five have been successful. I have been backing up my video collection to blu ray as it is getting rather large and it's nice to have them on a format that is not mechanical.

Cons: Non yet. (Knock on wood)

Overall Review: First one I burned with Windows 8.1 from file explorer, worked okay. Windows reads 45.1 GB available or something like that. But it burned good(I assume it is how windows defines a byte). Last few I have been burning with image burn. I can get just a little more in there. This is my burner "Pioneer Black 15X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA 15X Internal Blu-ray Burner BDR-208DBK" Updated to lastest firmware in 2014. The max burn speed of these discs is 6x. So I manually put in 6x just to make sure.

Everything was good

Toy Story Trilogy 3-Movie Collection Blu-Ray Box Set (Toy Story / Toy Story 2 / Toy Story 3)
Toy Story Trilogy 3-Movie Collection Blu-Ray Box Set (Toy Story / Toy Story 2 / Toy Story 3)

Pros: So far so good. Package arrived in excellent condition. Disc's and case looked good. They played in the PS4. Kids love them.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Took a week to get to my home with free standard shipping. But hey, it was free so no complaints here.

Failed

WD Black 750GB Performance Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 2.5 Inch - WD7500BPKX
WD Black 750GB Performance Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 2.5 Inch - WD7500BPKX

Pros: Lasted almost a full year in my macbook pro. Worked fine up till today.

Cons: Failed after almost a year. With no warning, it sounds fine but can't do anything with it.

Overall Review: Gave me no warnings at all. Just today I was using my laptop and got the spinning wheel of death. Tried to repair disk, nope. I was able to get some files off of it. Tried to reformat it, nope. No go.